As we all have more and more distractions on a daily basis, it’s increasingly easier for parents and teachers to miss signs of anxiety among teens.
Here’s a list of symptoms you should notice and consider if they’re related to anxiety. They include:
physical distress (when they can’t put words to how they’re feeling)
not wanting to go to school
talking frequently about not feeling well
withdrawing from social opportunities
always being on the lookout for what might go wrong
If any one you know appears to be struggling with anxiety that interferes with school, friendships, family relationships, or other areas of daily functioning, it’s important to get an evaluation from a licensed mental health practitioner. Anxiety is treatable, and most teens can learn to cope with and manage their anxiety independently.